Website blocking injunctions: lessons from the UK and EU

Free Public Lecture

Website blocking injunctions: lessons from the UK and EU

Level 9, Room 920
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T: 83448957

carrh@unimelb.edu.au

Light refreshments will be served from 6pm, the lecture will begin at 6:30pm

As Australian courts begin to apply s 115A of the Copyright Act 1968 (Cth), it is timely to consider the experience of the English and European courts in relation to website blocking injunctions.

This lecture will consider the evolution of blocking remedies in the European Union, including: • emerging practices in relation to jurisdiction, discretion, costs, and safeguards; • the extension of blocking remedies to new categories of wrongdoing under the courts’ inherent jurisdiction; • the new phenomenon of ‘live’ blocking orders which target infringing transmissions of live sports broadcasts; and • practice and procedure in blocking applications.

Presenter

  • Dr Jaani  Riordan
    Dr Jaani Riordan, Specialist Intellectual Property Chambers 8 New Square